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Rejjee Offers App to Register and Protect Valuables

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93% of the estimated $50B in personal property lost or stolen in the US is never recovered, costing consumers and insurance companies billions in replacement purchases and/or claims for reimbursement. With Rejjee, consumers can report stolen goods faster, and the police get better data for tracking down and recovering property. This leads to lower replacement… Read more »


Startup Documents: Legal Tools That Help Entrepreneurs

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Startup Documents has made it their mission as a company to help early-stage startups with all things legal and important. They recently announced the launch of their V2 platform, which brings in a new independent contractor agreement for entrepreneurs. To date they have focused on generating and storing legal documents for various early-stage companies, whether… Read more »


Moodsnap is Image-Based Music Discovery

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Moodsnap wants to help you choose what music you want to hear – based on tapping the image that feels right. This product was designed for the instinct-driven, right-brain oriented music consumer. How many millions of songs are available at your fingertips on today’s music apps? It’s overwhelming to choose the music that is going… Read more »




The Fictionary is Maximizing the Potential of Custom, Kindle Dictionaries

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Dave Byard, founder of The Fictionary, has built an interesting platform that is targeting a market some might call completely cornered by Amazon: the e-reader market. He’s not building a new piece of hardware, but rather innovating on the pre-installed dictionaries on said e-readers. The Fictionary is comprised of these little fictionaries, a term Byard created… Read more »




Win $10K in Cash Prizes by Hacking a Museum

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For years, museums have taken visitors on journeys through historical periods, but the tools are many times one-way means of experiencing cultural institutions (think of the audiobooks). But in the last few years, museums world-wide have been exploring digital and mobile technologies to create innovative ways to upgrade a visitor’s experience. It’s all about creating… Read more »


DC’s EverFi Teams Up with NAM to Launch Future Manufacturing Careers Initiative

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EverFi, the Washington, D.C.-based education startup that utilizes technology to help teach students critical skills, has announced its partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and its Manufacturing Institute to launch a national initiative aimed at developing and marketing career opportunities in the manufacturing field to students. “Manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transformation and now… Read more »



DreamIt Launches a Startup Accelerator for Women

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Yesterday, DreamIt Ventures announced the launch of an accelerator for women founders called DreamIt Athena, which kicks off in Philadelphia next spring. DreamIt, which is ranked the #9 or #15 top startup accelerator depending whom you ask, believes they are the first top-tier accelerator to launch a program for women. “Access to a valuable network,… Read more »


What the Heck is MeowChat and How Did It Just Raise $8M?

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Minus, Inc., the New York-based company responsible for creating the MeowChat app, has announced that it has raised $8 million from investors including Eniac Ventures, Social Starts, IDG-Accel, and SIG. That’s a pretty sizable amount of funding considering that MeowChat hasn’t been covered much in the press; however, it’s apparently doing extremely well, so we managed… Read more »